Prime minister Sheikh Hasina officially unveiled the results on Wednesday morning, which will be later published at a press briefing at the education ministry around noon.

A total of 9,88,172 candidates among 13,36,629 students cleared the tests.

This year, 47,286 students achieved GPA 5.

The overall pass rate of the eight general education board is 71.85 per cent. For the madrasa board, the rate is 88.56 per cent. Meanwhile, 82.62 per cent vocational board candidates cleared the exams, reports UNB.

HSC and equivalent examinations began on 1 April and concluded on 11 May.